Cap Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, illustration, and podcasting. She's the showrunner of the award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, a queer horror-comedy; co-creator the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs; and is Mother Brain of Omniverse, her media company focused on storytelling podcasts. Her forthcoming series, TRANScend is a genre-bending autobiography exploring her transgender journey and the interconnectedness of all things.
A native of South Carolina, Greg graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. After working 5 years as a Police Officer and Firefighter, he began working in the trade business at FedEx. Greg has been a member of Tau Kappa Phi Inc, a non-profit LGBT Greek lettered organization since 2004. During this time, he helped to maintain a space within Tau Kappa Phi for transgender men, Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. serving as the first president of the organization. Greg served as a moderator for a transgender support group at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ. He has been on the board of South Carolina Equality as the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Harriet Hancock Center. Greg has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice ; Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correction Institution; Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit, The International Conference on Stigma, and various other engagements.
Heather Eslien is a LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) with a private practice in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Her primary focus is on the LGBTQIA+ community and she is particularly passionate about her specialization in working with transgender and gender-expansive pre-teens to adult folx. In addition, she facilitates two support groups for the community: one for trans masculine individuals ages 16 and up and the other for the loved ones of trans folks (cisgender parents, partners, adult children and other family members). She is often called upon to speak at churches, schools and other organizations to provide psychoeducation around the many barriers and inequities this vulnerable population faces as well as to break down the myths and incorrect assumptions surrounding this beautiful and dynamic community. She believes trans and gender-expansive people are a key to our societal liberation.
Zoe Knox is a mother of four and high-tech professional in telecommunications. Her wife, Amanda Jetté Knox, is a human rights advocate, author and public speaker. They live in Ottawa, Canada and have four children. The family’s message of unconditional love and acceptance has been featured by media outlets worldwide, including BBC, O Magazine, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, The Independent UK and many others. Amanda has written a memoir of her family’s journey entitled Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family, which was published by Penguin Canada and is a #1 Canadian bestseller.
This week I talk to Ruth Carter a Non-Binary individual from Phoenix Arizona. We talk about being Non-Binary in such a binary world and the ins and outs that go along with it. Join us as we journey through what Non-Binary is.
This week I talk to Dr. Smid about what we should ask our therapist, things to look for in a therapist and so much more. Dr. Smid has two PhD's and specializes in treating transgender patients. Make sure you check out this episode.